February 22, 2023

903 New York nurses asked to prove credentials or turn in licenses

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

More than 900 New York nurses, who studied at the seven Florida-based nursing schools that were shut down for allegedly selling fraudulent degrees, were given 14 days to prove their credentials or surrender their licenses, the February 21 Times Union reports.

Another 2,400 New York students, who were enrolled in the Florida schools and who have pending licenses, have had their applications frozen until they show they have all the requirements for education, examination, and moral character.

Many of the affected nurses are immigrants from Haiti who flew to Florida to attend classes, and others participated in New York-based exam-prep programs affiliated with the Florida schools. Those affected were typically already LPNs who were seeking to become RNs, the report says.


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